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Mental health boost as NSW reopens

The NSW government has announced a new $130 million package to counter the mental health impacts of the pandemic, as the state prepares for the second phase of its reopening.

Drop in testing worrying ACT Health

ACT health authorities are worried about a sharp drop in COVID-19 testing numbers, with figures more than halving compared to a week earlier.

Teen among seven Victorian virus deaths

A COVID-positive teenager with other health conditions has become the youngest person to die during Victoria's current outbreak, while police have squashed another would-be Melbourne lockdown protest.

US to accept visitors with mixed vaxxes

The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says it will accept mixed-dose COVID-19 vaccines from international travellers, a boost to travellers from Canada and other places.

Flexibility key to worker happiness: study

Flexible workers are happier workers it seems. New research shows they feel better rested, more engaged and have a higher sense of wellbeing than those confined to the office.

Koalas join queue for chlamydia jabs

Researchers hope a new vaccine to protect koalas against the ravages of chlamydia could boost long-term survival prospects for the species.

Southern Tasmania forced into lockdown

Hobart and southern Tasmania has been forced into a snap three-day lockdown after a coronavirus-infected NSW man entered the state illegally and escaped hotel quarantine.